Thursday, November 25, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday November 30, 2021: Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hannukah and other Hannukah songs


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif
finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Stranger Songs was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54351.html

Theme: Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hannukah and other Hannukah songs

The Klezmatics- Happy Joyous Hanukkah
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)


The Klezmatics
- Hanukkah’s Flame
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)
Shelley Posen- Light One Candle
Manna (Well Done Music)
Vocolot- Ocho Kandelikas
Heart Beat (Oyster Albums)
Yale Strom’s Broken Consort- Maoz Tzur
Shimmering Lights (Arc)

Shelley Posen- Put the Latkes on to Fry
Manna (Well Done Music)

Woody Guthrie- The Many and the Few
Hard Travelin’: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Yale Strom’s Broken Consort- Akht Kleyne Brider
Shimmering Lights (Arc)
Peter, Paul & Mary- Light One Candle
Around the Campfire (Warner Bros.)


The Klezmatics
- Honeyky Hanukkah
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)
Yale Strom’s Broken Consort- Khanike, Oi, Khanike
Shimmering Lights (Arc)
SONiA disappear fear- Light in You
By My Silence (Disappear Records)
Herdman, Hills & Mangsen- Hanerot Halalu
Voices of Winter (Gadfly)
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Ruth Ungar Merenda and Laurel Massé- Lights of Chanukah
The Pleasures of Winter (Fiddle & Dance)
The Klezmatics- Hanukkah Bell
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)


Shelley Posen
- The La-La-Latke Song
Manna (Well Done Music)
Shelley Posen- My Mother’s Latkes
Manna (Well Done Music)
The Klezmatics- Hanukkah Gelt
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)
The Klezmer Conservatory Band- The Dreydl Song
Oy Chanukah! (Rounder)
Socalled with The Kaiser Quartett- Drei Dreidl
Di Frosh and other Yiddish Songs (Membran)

Woody Guthrie- Hanukkah Dance
Hard Travelin’: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian Folkways)
The Klezmatics- Hanukkah Dance
Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah (Jewish Music Group)

Next week: Joni Mitchell at Le Hibou, Ottawa, March 19, 1968

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday November 23, 2021: Songs and Conversation with Si Kahn


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Stranger Songs was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54257.html

Theme: Songs and Conversation with Si Kahn

Si Kahn is a singer, songwriter, author, playwright, labor organizer, and civil rights and environmental activist. Our conversation was recorded on November 8, 2021 via Zoom. All of the songs on the show were written by Si, except “I am a Union Woman,” which was written by Aunt Molly Jackson.

Mike Regenstreif & Si Kahn (1995)

Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers
- Aragon Mill
Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions (Strictly Country)

Rude Girls- Crossing the Border
Mixed Messages (Flying Fish)
Si Kahn- Lady of the Harbor
Best of the Rest (Strictly Country)

Joe Jencks- I’m a Stranger in This Land
The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures from the Pen of Si Kahn (Turtle Bear Music)

Sue Massek- I am a Union Woman
Precious Memories: A New Play by Si Kahn (Strictly Country)

Si Kahn- Pebble Mine
Bristol Bay (Strictly Country)

Saro Lynch-Thomason & Sam Gleaves- I Have Known Women
I Have Known Women: Songs by Si Kahn Celebrating Women’s Lives and Struggles (Strictly Country)

Katie Oates- We Go On
We Go On: Si Kahn’s Songs of Hope in Hard Times (Hollow Reed Arts Recordings)

Matt Watroba- Will’s Will
The Far Si: The Si Kahn Funny Song Sing-Along Book (Matt Watroba)

Next week: Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hannukah and other Hannukah Songs

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday November 16, 2021: The Guitar


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Stranger Songs was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54163.html

Theme: The Guitar

Guy Clark- The Guitar
Somedays the Song Writes You (Dualtone)

John Gorka- Nazarene Guitar
True in Time (Red House)
Mary Chapin Carpenter- Old D-35
One Night Lonely (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
Jamie Anderson- Linda’s Guitar
Songs from Home (Jamie Anderson)

Mike Regenstreif & Michael Smith (2014)

Michael Smith
- Gamble’s Guitar
Time (Flying Fish)
Fink, Marxer & Gleaves- Maybelle Played Guitar
Maybelle Played Guitar – single (Community Music)
Amos Garrett- Always Got Your Hands On That Guitar
Acoustic Album (Stony Plain)

Paul Mills- Doc’s Guitar
The Other Side of the Glass (Borealis)

Mike Regenstreif & Steve Gillette (1994)

Susie Burke & David Surette
- I Turn to My Guitar
Waiting for the Sun (Madrina Music)
Kinky Friedman- Me & My Guitar
Circus of Life (Echo Hill)
Alex Cuba- En Mi Guitarra
Lo Unico Constante (Caracol)
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen- La Guitarra
Live in Concert (Compass Rose)

Hans Theessink- Big Bill’s Guitar
Hard Road Blues (Minor Music)
Eric Bibb- Booker’s Guitar
Booker’s Guitar (Telarc)
Roy Book Binder- The Preacher Picked the Guitar
Singer-Songwriter Bluesman (PEGleg)

Michael Jerome Browne, Mike Regenstreif & Eric Bibb (2005)

Magpie- This Guitar
Of Changes and Dreams (Long Tail)
Toasted Westerns- Second Fiddle to an Old Guitar
Out to Lunch!  (Moo Music)
Michael Jerome Browne- I’m a Guitar King
Sliding Delta (Borealis)
Kate Campbell- Yellow Guitar
Monuments (Large River Music)

Cheryl Wheeler- Mrs. Pinocci’s Guitar
Mrs. Pinocci’s Guitar (Philo)
Tish Hinojosa- Voice of the Big Guitar
Homeland (A&M)
Stephen Fearing- This Guitar
Yellow Jacket (True North)

Judy Collins & Mike Regenstreif (2014)

Judy Collins & Jona Fjeld with Chatham County Line
- Bury Me with My Guitar On
Winter Stories (Wildflower/Cleopatra)
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick- Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Together (Rounder)

Jeff Healey- Guitar Duet Stomp
The Best of the Stony Plain Years: Vintage Jazz, Swing and Blues (Stony Plain)

Next week: Songs and Conversation with Si Kahn

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--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday November 9, 2021: Addendums to Past Themes


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Stranger Songs was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54109.html

Theme: Addendums to Past Themes

Whenever I choose a theme for Stranger Songs, it’s inevitable that time constraints mean that I can’t begin to include all the possible songs or versions of songs that would fit the theme. This being funding drive time, I thought it would be fun to look at some past themes and choose a couple of songs or versions of songs that weren’t included when the theme originally aired.

CKCU is listener-supported community radio and this edition of Stranger Songs will be heard during CKCU’s 2021 Funding Drive. All donations are greatly needed and greatly appreciated. To donate to Stranger Songs and CKCU, visit … https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/CKCU/p2p/CKCU-2021-funding-drive/team/stranger-songs/


Leonard Cohen
- Blessed is the Memory
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)
Perla Batalla- Famous Blue Raincoat
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)

Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane & Mary Black- Sonny’s Dream
Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems (Rhino)
Pressgang Mutiny- Stormalong John
Across the Western Ocean (Pressgang Mutiny)


Malvina Reynolds
- I Don’t Mind Failing
Malvina Reynolds … Sings the Truth (Columbia)
Reggie Harris- It Isn’t Nice
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)

Lightnin' Hopkins- Trouble in Mind
Autobiography in Blues (Tradition)
Tom Russell- Scars on his Ankles
Folk Hotel (Frontera)

The Everly Brothers- Cathy’s Clown
A Date with The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)
Over the Moon- Kentucky
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)

Andy Cohen- I Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Have None of My Jelly Roll
Tryin’ to Get Home (Earwig)
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton- St. Louis Blues
Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (Columbia/Legacy)

Mike Regenstreif & Murray McLauchlan on Zoom (2021)

Murray McLauchlan
- Sweeping the Spotlight Away
Songs from the Street: The Best of Murray McLauchlan (True North)
Murray McLauchlan- Out Past the Timberline
Songs from the Street: The Best of Murray McLauchlan (True North)

Stan Rogers- Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
Ian Robb with Finest Kind- The Mary Ellen Carter
From Different Angels (Fallen Angle)

Katherine Rondeau- Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
Unfortunate Point of View (Katherine Rondeau)
Colin James- It Takes a Train to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
Open Road (Stony Plain)

Next week: The Guitar

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday November 6, 2021

Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and available for on-demand streaming anytime. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/54085.html

Mitch Greenhill- The Boy By the Chocolate Mill
Mitchology (Mitch Greenhill)


Peter Keane
- Weary Blues
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)
Doc Watson- The Clouds Gwine Roll Away
The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes – Field Recordings of the 1960s California Folk Music Scene (Smithsonian Folkways)
Bett Padgett- 500 Miles
Turning Over Stones (Ceilidhe’s Music)
Bob Jensen with James Keelaghan- My Skies
For the Sake of the Song (Bob Jensen)

James Gordon- When I Stayed Home
When I Stayed Home (James Gordon)
Dean Friedman- Halfway Normal World
American Lullaby (Real Life)
Carole Wise- New Frontier
The Long Way Home (Soulful Cricket)

Ian & Sylvia- You Were On My Mind
Northern Journey (Vanguard)
Sylvia Tyson- River Road
River Road & Other Stories (Outside Music)
Quartette- Arkansas Travelogue
Rocks and Roses (Outside Music)

Deborah Robins- The Three Ravens
Lone Journey (Zippety Whippet Music)
Roy Forbes- If I Were a Raven
Strikin’ Matches Live! (AKA)
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer- I Go Like the Raven
Drum Hat Buddha (Signature Sounds)

Q&A- You Never Let Me Down
Demo Listen Derby (Sonic Peach)
T. Buckley- Father’s Child
Frame By Frame (Fallen Tree)

Orrin Star- Waltzing Matilda/By the Rivers of Babylon
No Frets Barred (Flying Fish)

Brooksie Wells- Sweet Remembrance
Stops Time (Down Home Dive)
Ina May Wool- Rewrite the Ending
Rewrite the Ending (Voice of Binky Music)
Peter Keane- Almost Gone
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)
Mala Oreen- Ragged Queen
Awake (Tourbo)

Mike Regenstreif & Garnet Rogers (2006)

Kaia Kater
- The Right One
Grenades (Smithsonian Folkways)
Connie Kaldor- Whistle Gone
Love is a Truck (Coyote)
Garnet Rogers- Old Campfires
Summer’s End (Snow Goose Songs)

Socalled with The Kaiser Quartett- Yiddish Meydl
Di Frosh and other Yiddish Songs (Membran)
Martha Wainwright- Getting Older
Love Will Be Reborn (Peremone)

Ian Tamblyn- St. Kilda
Voice in the Wilderness (North Track)
Kate Weekes- A Day Called Summer
Taken By Surprise (Artiste Extrordinaire Originals)

Priscilla Herdman- No Man’s Land
Forgotten Dreams (Flying Fish)
Eric Bogle with John Munro- In Flanders Fields
A Toss of the Coin (Greentrax)
Garnet Rogers- 11:11
Sparrow’s Wing (Snow Goose Songs)

Dave Clarke- Remember When
The Healing Garden (Crossties)

Corey Harris- Boats Up River
Insurrection Blues (M.C.)
Peter Keane- Special Rider Blues
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)
Judy Henske- I Know You Rider
The Elektra Albums (Ace)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Key to the Highway
Working Man Blues (Sunset Blvd.)

Over the Moon- Lonesome Bluebird
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)
Missy Burgess- Time
Missy Burgess with The Blue Train Live (Missy Burgess)

Lynne Hanson- Shadowland
Shadowland – single (Lynne Hanson)
Colin James- Raging River
Open Road (Stony Plain)
Maria Muldaur- I’m Vaccinated and Ready for Love
I’m Vaccinated and Ready for Love – single (Stony Plain)

Laura Love- Heart of Nat Turner
Uppity (Octoroon Biography)
Reggie Harris- Tree of Life
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Odetta- Freedom Trilogy: Oh Freedom, Come & Go with Me, I’m On My Way
Gonna Let It Shine (M.C.)

Leonard Cohen- Listen to the Hummingbird
Thanks for the Dance (Columbia/Legacy)
Anne Hills- Alexandra Leaving
Points of View (Appleseed)

Canadian Brass- Hallelujah
Canadiana (Linus/Canadian Brass)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on December 4. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

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--Mike Regenstreif